From the mists of time I remember a discussion on this in a soundcard newsgroup. The concensus then was that non of the computer DAT units supported audio out, execept for Sony units. I don't know if this is still the case.
This link http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/Audio/_audio/00000139.htm mentions that there is a problem buffering data with audio tapes. Unusually, Northern Light ( nlsearch.com ) didn't turn up anything else useful.
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Colin
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 2:35 PM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] Audio from dat
Anyone know of any way of getting audio off an audio dat, using
adat drive on a pc.
Or failing that anyone know of any minidisc players that have
scsi conectors on them, that could be used to extract the audio
from the minidisc.
These are for a linux box ( just to make surewe stay on topic )
Irish Linux Users' Group: ilug at linux.iehttp://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/ilug for (un)subscription information.
List maintainer: listmaster at linux.ie
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!